Author Archives: Dana

About Dana

I spent 7 years at Table Rock with my wife, daughter and son. After transferring in from the Amarillo, Texas survey crew, I worked as a Plant Operator at Table Rock Processing Plant and later as a General Technician. Like most Table Rockers, life in Table Rock Village and working (and playing) in the Wyoming Red Desert had a great impact on the person I became. I now make my living as a freelance writer and I am working on a book about Table Rock and how it shaped the lives of the residents. I hope to share the stories of fellow Table Rockers as well as my own.

What Was Table Rock, Wyoming?

If you happen to be traveling I-80 in southwestern Wyoming, take a moment to look southward as you pass Exit 150, where a sign reads, “Table Rock Road”. There’s an odd break in the prairie landscape there, where a few … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! Changes Coming for 2013!

Well, the world survived another “milestone”. December 21, 2012 has come and gone and we’ve made it to 2013. Unfortunately, Table Rock Village didn’t survive 2012. As recorded in earlier posts, the demolition of the remaining homes has been completed … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Table Rock

If the title of this post seems a little odd, because the Village is no longer standing, let me put it in perspective for you. The spirit that made Table Rock what it was lives on in the hearts of … Continue reading

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Thankful for What Was

With Thanksgiving only a few hours away, Table Rock comes to mind again, as always. I’ll be forever thankful that I’m one of the few that can call themselves Table Rockers. To have had the opportunity to experience that unique … Continue reading

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Remembering Christmas at The Rock

There hasn’t been a Christmas since 1987 that hasn’t made me a little nostalgic for Table Rock. The memories are perhaps a bit more poignant this year, knowing that the village is gone. On the other hand, it has been … Continue reading

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Demolition Photos

The demolition of the remaining homes at the village was completed just before 9/1/11. Although this is very sad for most of us to see, I think it’s important to document this part of the Village history, too. I’d like … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the End

Well, it’s started – the demolition of our little oasis in the Red Desert has begun. I know I share a whole bag of mixed emotions with my fellow Table Rockers to know this is taking place. I hope to … Continue reading

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Need Posts…

Hey, Table Rockers! I want to be sure you know that this is YOUR blog. Every Table Rocker that registers will be given at least Author privileges. That means that when you log in, you can manage your own posts … Continue reading

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Where Half of the Village Went

Thanks to Troy Waldner, the current OS at what is now Table Rock Gas Plant, we now have a photographic record of some of the homes that left the Village and made the trip to Rock Springs. For visitors that … Continue reading

Memories

Party Time at The Rock

One thing we knew how to do at Table Rock was party! Young and old alike had more than the usual share of fun. When you’re this far out in the sticks, you learn how to entertain yourselves. Of course, … Continue reading

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